Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis, indicted on two misdemeanor ethics charges, was booked Monday and released on his own recognizance, authorities said.
Sgt. James Johnson of the sheriff's department said Lewis turned himself in at the Travis County jail about 7:30 a.m. and was released 20 minutes later.Glenn Smith, a publicist working for Lewis, said the speaker had no immediate comment but might issue a statement later in the day.
Lewis, a Democrat from Fort Worth, was indicted Friday by a Travis County grand jury on misdemeanor charges. He is accused of receiving a gift from a San Antonio law firm, Heard, Goggan Blair & Williams, and not reporting the benefit on his public financial disclosure statement.